Skip to comments.Rise in violence 'linked to climate change'
Posted on 08/01/2013 6:13:16 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
Shifts in climate are strongly linked to increases in violence around the world, a study suggests.
US scientists found that even small changes in temperature or rainfall correlated with a rise in assaults, rapes and murders, as well as group conflicts and war.
The team says with the current projected levels of climate change, the world is likely to become a more violent place.
The study is published in Science.
Marshall Burke, from the University of California, Berkeley, said: "This is a relationship we observe across time and across all major continents around the world. The relationship we find between these climate variables and conflict outcomes are often very large."
The researchers looked at 60 studies from around the world, with data spanning hundreds of years.
They report a "substantial" correlation between climate and conflict.
Their examples include an increase in domestic violence in India during recent droughts, and a spike in assaults, rapes and murders during heatwaves in the US.
The report also suggests rising temperatures correlated with larger conflicts, including ethnic clashes in Europe and civil wars in Africa.
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But Judge- the Weather made me do it!
a study of studies .. fwiw
It’s true, it’s true! Every time a discussion comes up about climate change a fight breaks out. The libs are the ones foaming at the mouth when we disagree with them.
as good a reason as any to break into a popsicle factory..
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Justice for Climate!
aka, a meta-study.
Wow the earth worshippers have descended at last to self-parody.
Garbage in, garbage out.
OK!! Everybody pay attention!
Lesson for today:
1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.
2. The sun is a ball of fire that controls our climates.
3. The earth is a rock.
4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.
5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.
Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?
I stubbed my toe this morning. All I can think is that the rising sea levels had something to do with it.
Did it not occur to these morons that more people tend to be outdoors or traveling around when the weather is warm?
Who wants to rob a bank or go shoot someone if it is freezing cold outside?
Must have been hotter than hell in 1968.
I don’t believe the climate has anything to do with it.
When Leroy wants a new TV for free riots.
How come white Americans don’t riot when it gets hot?
I am always amazed that even the leftist media still takes leftists seriously. Or themselves.
I remember my grad stats course and the prof said that there was virtually a perfect correlation between cotton crops in the US South and rainfall in Iceland. His point: until you have a testable hypothesis with a theoretical explanation, you have nothing. Pretty much the same thing here.
The eggheads are purposely trying to make people equate temperature with climate. Ludicrous, stupid, and leftist.